My purpose as a design educator is to empower curiosity. The design industry is in a perpetual state of change. Softwares update and fall out of fashion, problems become more complex, the very meaning of “designer” continues to expand. Designers must be prepared for the unexpected. I seek to foster lifelong commitment to learning to prepare my students for a future that they can not only keep up with, but lead. I hope to inspire my students to approach each new challenge with a spirit of confident inquiry, armed with the tools they will need to solve tomorrow’s problems.